16 Different Looks at Northern Michigan Real Estate

Harbor Town

Harbor Springs Quintessential

Morning at 125 E. Third Street, Harbor Springs: Yawn and stretch as the sun streams through the periwinkle shutters that make this circa-1924 cottage (remodeled in 2011) feel like a Gatsby-Provence hybrid. Slip into your flops. Coffee at, where? Island Bean? Mary Ellen’s? Take it down to the marina; greet the shopkeepers opening for the day as you schlep along. Sip. Watch the boats. Feel your systolic drop. $236,000. James Cassidy, Carrick Macross Real Estate Services, 313.410.4616. MLS # 211073642

Traverse City Walkabout

Bike, or if you are up for it, walk to the beach. Walk to the boutiques and eateries at the Grand Traverse Common. Heck, you could even walk to the hospital. This sweetly priced four-bedroom home, west of Division Street, is a plain and simple great deal in one of Traverse City’s most livable sections. $399,000. Judy Robinson, Coldwell Banker Schmidt, 231.929.2300. MLS #1741928

Elk Rapids Classic

We could yada, yada about all the amenities that would come with living in this darling, updated Tom Sawyer-era home on Elk Rapids’ west side. Sure, it’s near the marina, the village’s cutest-in-the-country library, the boutique shopping district and great restaurants. But here’s why we’d buy it: To be minutes away from shooting the spillway on the Elk Rapids River on a hot summer’s day—priceless old-fashioned fun. $164,900. Kathy Wittbrodt, Waterside Properties, 231.632.7181. MLS # 1737627

Leland In-Town

The third tee of the Leland Country Club golf course is all but in your front yard. The restaurants, shops and boats of Fishtown are a downhill bike ride. As a starter home or cottage, this humble but solid, perfectly situated home on a generous corner lot is one square deal. $268,000. Ann Marie Mitchell, Coldwell Banker Schmidt, 231. 256.9836. MLS: 1738058

This article is also featured in the April 2013 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. Get your copy today!

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